Administrative & Support Staff Opportunities

Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer. 

Administrative Support Assistant/ Program Coordinator
Admission Counselor
Assistant/Associate Director for Career Development & Employer Outreach (Whittier Law School campus)
Associate Director of Development
Associate School Director or Assistant Director
Campus Safety Sergeant
Chemical Hygiene Officer & Chemistry Stockroom Technician & Manager
Director of Career & Professional Development  
Recruitment Manager (Whittier Law School campus)
Support Specialist (Whittier Law School campus)
Vice President & Dean of Students
Pool of Eligible Temporary Staff (P.O.E.T.S)  
 


ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT/ PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Under the general supervision of the Interim Director of Center for Advising & Academic Success(CAAS), the Administrative Support Assistant/Program Coordinator provides general office and administrative support for CAAS, which includes the Academic Recovery Program, Tutoring Program, Provisional Program, Academic Coaching Program, and Student-Athlete Academic Services; assists with planning and logistical coordination for CAAS events, academic success workshops, summer new student registration, marketing and promotion.     

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:        
Office Management:  

  • Provide general office and administrative support for the Director and Academic Support Coordinators as the front desk receptionist.
  • Ensures CAAS is properly covered during the Center’s day, evening, and weekend hours.
  • Direct students, faculty, staff, and the general public to the appropriate person, program, or office.
  • Takes minutes at all staff meetings and share in a timely fashion.
  • Track and report budget spending and revenue, handling reimbursements for 3 budgets.
  • Assist with scheduling advising appointments for Director and Academic Support Coordinators.
  • Approves reservation requests for the Dezember Alumni House.
  • Arrange for facilities work requests, repairs, and servicing of equipment/facility. 

Program and Event Support:

  • Supervise, hire, train, schedule, and manage payroll for 16 Student Managers.
  • Support maintenance of databases AccuTrac and TutorTrac software used to track center’s services.
  • Support the compilation of data and production of the annual assessment report.
  • Assist Director with summer registration logistics and scheduling faculty advising appointments.
  • Disseminate Academic Probation and Warning letters to students and their faculty advisors.
  • Provide logistical support for all special events and programs.

Marketing:

  • Assist the Director in maintaining the CAAS webpage, OrgSync, preparing marketing and other promotions for the Center’s activities and services, including the monthly CAAS newsletter.
  • Assist the Director with updating the CAAS brochure, marketing materials, and purchasing with on and off campus vendors. 
  • Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.​

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Previous Experience:
Associates degree or the equivalent and three years of progressively responsible experience in general office, clerical or administrative support work. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.  Preferred qualifications; Bachelor’s degree, experience working in a higher education setting and with college-aged students.  Knowledge and Education: Proficiency with all standard office equipment, including Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, maintaining databases and web-based research.  Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
Contact with Students, faculty, staff, community and vendors: High – Supervises all of the Student Managers and is the initial contact for all student visitors, Follows up with various departments to make sure that the Center is running smoothly and services are delivered in a timely, organized manner. Moderate – May contact outside vendors for CAAS marketing and promotional materials, and coordinate CAAS events for students, staff and faculty.
Confidentiality: Moderate – Handles students’ academic records.

To Apply: Deadline to apply is November 20th
Applications should include: (1) Application (2) resume (3) cover letter 

To be considered for this position, please email your resume with cover letter including salary history to: avilleg2@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Director of CAAS and First Year Programs, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA, 90608. AA/EOE


ADMISSION COUNSELOR

Whittier College invites applications for an opening in the Admission Office to be part of an energetic and innovative team in supporting the recruitment goals of the institution.

Responsibilities include planning and managing in assigned recruitment territories with extensive travel; representing the institution at college fairs; reviewing and evaluating admission files; extensive contact with prospective students, their parents and high school counselors; Bachelor’s degree required.  Effective interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to relate well to students, faculty, parents and staff are essential.  Requires an organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who is able to work well with enthusiasm as part of a team.  Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation required. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. 

Please submit resume, including a list of references, salary history and salary requirements to whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA, 90608. AA/EOE


ASSISTANT / ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT & EMPLOYER OUTREACH (Whittier Law School campus- Costa Mesa, CA)
     (Two Positions- Assistant & Associate based upon experience and education)

Whittier Law School seeks a motivated Assistant/Associate Director of Career Development and Employer Outreach with a passion for counseling students and graduates.  The position entails career and professional development coaching and counseling, developing relationships with employers, communicating comprehensive career information through multiple platforms, fostering partnerships with faculty, alumni, students, and employers, creating job search and networking strategies, and managing career-related programs.  

 RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Coach and counsel students and alumni in all stages of career exploration, job search preparation, and professional development.  Assist with application materials and interview training.
  • Develop and direct programs, events, and informational materials that educate students and alumni on topics such as practice areas, job search and networking strategies, and professionalism.  Coordinate and otherwise maintain CDO programming calendar.
  • Lead employment data collection process for internal and external reports.
  • Engage in employer outreach activities to private and public sector employers.
  • Effectively and professionally represent the Career Development Office and Whittier Law School to its constituencies, including student organizations, faculty, law school administration, employers, the legal community, and the general public.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and departments to design, coordinate and implement programs, events, policies, procedures, special projects, and initiatives.
  • Train, oversee and mentor other staff and work-study students when appropriate.  Supervise office when Assistant Dean is unavailable.
  • Create resources and guides related to professional development topics for students and alumni.
  • Attend professional development and other conferences on behalf of office and travel as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities as directed by the Assistant Dean of Career Development and Employer Outreach.

SUPERVISES: 
May supervise office staff, work-study students and interns.

EXPERIENCE:
Experience working as an attorney and knowledge of the legal employment market required.  Career services or professional development experience preferred with demonstrated success cultivating collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff, and professional colleagues. 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctor required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Prior law school career counseling experience strongly preferred.
  • One to three years of legal practice experience required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member and in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in counseling or professional development. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to relate to diverse constituencies and manage conflict.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • An orientation for detail, and excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to organize workflow, coordinate activities and manage multiple priorities.
  • Availability to work evening and/or weekend hours as required.

SALARY:
Commensurate with experience. 

APPLICATION:
Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Randolph Reliford, Assistant Dean for Career Development and Employer Outreach, at rreliford@law.whittier.edu   AA/AOE.

Whittier Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Associate Director of Development at Whittier College identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards an active prospect/donor base of individuals to maximize comprehensive private gift support for the College. The Associate Director will devise and execute effective solicitation strategies to secure outright gifts of $50,000 or higher (through estate distributions, trust income, real estate, gifts-in-kind, operating and endowment gifts) as well as deferred gifts (future bequests, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, gift annuity, pooled income fund, and retained life estate gifts). The Associate Director will be responsible for maintaining knowledge of planned giving options, opportunities, and applicable laws.  The incumbent will set goals and evaluate results to ensure that established fundraising goals are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the College. The Associate Director is responsible for contributing to the overall growth of private philanthropy to Whittier College.

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Formulate effective goals, objectives, strategies, activities, and benchmarks for securing major and planned gifts for the College. 
  • Manage a portfolio of major and planned giving prospects with specific responsibility for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of these assigned individuals from various constituencies. 
  • Effectively engage in aggressive outreach to current and new prospects in order to maintain and grow portfolio of major gift donors, by securing 12 visits per month. 
  • Effectively articulate the case for support so that individuals "buy in" to the vision/mission/goals of the College. 
  • Secure outright gifts (through estate distributions, trust income, real estate, gifts-in-kind, operating and endowment gifts) as well as deferred gifts (future bequests, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, gift annuity, pooled income fund, and retained life estate gifts) of $50,000 and higher. 
  • Recommend and assist with Advancement programming and travel involving the president, vice president for advancement, other vice presidents, and leadership volunteers. 
  • Responsible for maintaining knowledge of planned giving options, opportunities, and applicable laws.  
  • Must be able to travel around the region and to other areas of the country. 
  • Work effectively with other coworkers to promote and maintain a positive work environment.  ​

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Previous Experience:
  The candidate will have a rich development background (minimum 3+ years), preferably in higher education, with progressive fundraising experience in major and planned gifts with a proven track record of success.  Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts at $50K+ level.  

Knowledge and Education:  The candidate must posses exceptional organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, proven negotiation and mediation skills, and a creative and positive attitude toward the advancement of Whittier College.  Requires ability to handle multiple assignments with minimum supervision while meeting strict deadlines.  Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising – able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers and senior college administrators; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make personal solicitations when appropriate; (5) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors. Should have fundraising success working during a comprehensive campaign at a private liberal arts college. Must be able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic advancement plans.  A Bachelor’s degree is required, a Master’s degree preferred.
 
The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: sdelgado@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Steve Delgado, Director of Development, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.
 


ASSOCIATE SCHOOL DIRECTOR OR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
(Depending on education, experience, and credentials)

The Broadoaks Laboratory/Demonstration School 

Position Description: 
Working with the Administrative and Instructional Leadership Teams, the Associate School Director or Assistant Director will participate in all aspects of school administration, management, and instructional programming to ensure high quality programs and services for children and their families, as well as for college students and faculty.  The Associate or Assistant Director will provide direct supervision for the elementary and middle school programs. 

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Education, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, or related field is highly desirable. Candidates with MA degree and extensive experience may also be considered.
  • California Multiple Subject (elementary) or Single Subject (secondary) Credential or ability to obtain one required.  California Administrative Services Credential or ability to obtain one desirable.
  • Teaching experience in public elementary or middle school required.  Experience in school administration or leadership preferred.
  • Knowledge of current laws, regulations, instructional trends, and best practices required.  Knowledge of Common Core required.
  • Dynamic leadership style and ability to work collaboratively with other professionals.

Preferred Start Date:  Late August 2014

Applications: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include: (1) resume; (2) letter of interest, including a statement of teaching philosophy and vision for effective school leadership and administration; and (3) three professional references who may be contacted after an interview.

Address applications to Mrs. Kathleen Pompey, Director of School, Parent and Community Services, The Broadoaks School, 13406 Philadelphia St., P.O. Box 634, Whittier, CA. 90608. Send inquiries and electronic submissions to kpompey@whittier.edu

Whittier College is an AA/EOE employer. Position will be filled pending funding.     


CAMPUS SAFETY SERGEANT

The Campus Safety Office at Whittier College invites staff to apply for the position of Campus Safety Sergeant. Under the direct supervision of the Lieutenant and Directors of Campus Safety, this position requires the ability to supervise, direct, and train campus safety personnel in procedures and activities. In addition, the sergeant will plan, direct and evaluate the work of campus safety officers, participate in the employee selection process, perform campus security duties, prepare documents and information for departmental reports, investigate crimes on campus, and provide security related services for the college community. 

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to emergency situations such as accidents, injuries, crimes in progress and safety hazards
  • Provides assistance, summons proper authorities and polices to maintain order, safety and to protect life and property 
  • Ensure proper and appropriate safety methods and procedures are followed. 
  • Prepare report(s) as required
  • Inspect buildings and grounds to watch for and guard against fire, theft, illegal entry, infraction of safety regulations and other irregularities
  • Admit authorized persons, check to see that company articles are not removed from property without proper approval
  • Make periodic tours through buildings and grounds; examine doors, windows and gates to ensure they are properly secured
  • Cooperate with local law enforcement agencies on investigations or irregularities connected with campus security
  • Provide information and directions to campus visitors
  • Represent the College as appropriate in community relationships, and with government agencies, professional associations and similar groups
  • Train new employees (officers and dispatchers). 
  • Evaluate shift personnel, give constructive criticism, reprimand when necessary
  •  Acting liaison between shift personnel and department heads
  • Maintain and preparing operational plans for event
  • Other related duties as assigned

Non-Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Act as dispatcher; answer phones, field calls and dispatch fellow officers

Requirements:
High school graduate or equivalent required. Minimum three years prior experience in security or police work required. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Valid California driver's license, Guard Card and 832 p.c. Reserve police academy or equivalent (300 hours training) must be completed within one year from date of hire. Must be able to use hand tools and light weight machinery. Prolonged and extensive standing, walking, sitting. May be out in the field for several hours at a time; may be required to run or chase, crawl, climb, or use force. Incumbent should be in good physical shape. Must be willing to work OT in short notice and must be able to respond to an emergency in short notice. 

Application Deadline:   October 31, 2014
All interested applicants should submit the following documents:

1. Current Resume, Salary History, Employment Application
2. Example of a recent investigative report
3. Any BSIS or Post certification

Submit documents to:
Whittier College
Deputy Director of Campus Safety
7022 Haverhill Park Road
Whittier, CA 90608
E-Mail Address: jaddcox@whittier.edu 


CHEMICAL HYGIENE OFFICER & CHEMISTRY STOCKROOM TECHNICIAN & MANAGER

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications
Regular: Full-time, 12-month position
Supervision Received: Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chemistry Department Chair

Whittier College seeks a Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) who will oversee chemical and biological safety while ensuring compliance with EPA, Cal OSHA, California Department of Public Health and other regulatory requirements. The CHO will assist faculty and staff in the science and art departments to safely manage hazardous materials and establish safety procedures to be utilized within studios, laboratories and support areas. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to organizing annual safety training, proper storage, correct labeling, use and handling of hazardous materials and waste; ensuring Material Safety Data Sheets information is available and current in appropriate areas; log accurate inventory of chemicals in research and teaching spaces; monitor and ensure proper labeling and storage of chemicals in research and teaching spaces. Obtain, maintain and retain proper documentation of student-safety contracts; maintain hard-copy MSDS for teaching and research laboratories and art studios; maintain training records, inspections, inventory and accident and spill inspections; annually review, evaluate and modify as necessary the College's Chemical Hygiene Plan and practices. Excellent public relations skills as well as oral and written communication skills are a must.

Education/Experience: A Masters degree in chemistry or chemical engineering is required. The candidate must have experience to provide expert technical guidance and direction in the development and implementation of all provisions of an effective chemical hygiene plan to include overall safety, loss control and environmental performance. Extensive knowledge and experience with chemistry laboratory processes and research preferably at an institute of higher education is desirable. Strong knowledge of laboratory safety and environmental standards and practices such as OSHA laboratory standard, hazardous waste regulations, chemical safety, NFPA codes, "Prudent Practices in the Laboratory" and other applicable regulations, codes and best practices is a must. Ability to obtain NRCC Chemical Hygiene Officer Certification highly desired. 

Note: In your letter of interest, please describe your experience and knowledge of: 1. Chemical laboratory processes and/or research in an institute of higher education/industry. 2. Providing technical guidance in the development and implementation of the provisions of an effective chemical hygiene plan. 3. Regulations, codes and best practices related to laboratory health and safety.
To be considered for this position, please email your resume with letter of interest including salary history to: cborst@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Dean of Faculty, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA, 90608. AA/EOE​


DIRECTOR OF CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Whittier College invites applications and nominations for an innovative, goal-oriented Director of Career and Professional Development. Whittier is a vibrant and diverse residential private liberal arts college with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and experiential learning, service, and leadership. The new Director will thrive in an environment of high expectations, where “students and professors alike reach across academic dividing lines to discover the interconnectedness of ideas.”

This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead in designing innovative career planning and internship services as the College adapts its programs, approaches, and priorities to help students navigate the dynamically changing world of work. The Director must be a creative and visionary leader who enjoys working with an unusually diverse student population and relishes the opportunity to inspire faculty and staff from across the campus to join in preparing graduates for successful entry into professional life.

Reporting to the Vice President and Dean of Students, the Director of Career and Professional Development will provide leadership by implementing emerging trends within the career services field, engaging students from diverse backgrounds in career planning early in their tenure at the College, providing opportunities for students to gain relevant professional experiences and advice, facilitating meaningful connections with academic departments and alumni, and cultivating strong employer partnerships. The Office’s main role is to broker career-related connections among students, faculty, alumni, employers and graduate schools.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in college counseling and career development, Student Affairs (college student personnel, higher education administration, student development, or student services) or an appropriate and related field.
  • At least six years of related student affairs professional experience that involved job search and career development issues.
  • Experience implementing comprehensive career programming, including career and graduate school fairs, mock interviewing, graduate school advising, alumni networking events, and library resources.
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to career services in a liberal arts setting.
  • Proven ability to assess the career development needs of a diverse student population and to provide effective services with limited resources.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use commonly used computer databases and web sources to assist students with job seeking or graduate school exploration.
  • Proven leadership and organization skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with others in an intimate setting and work effectively as a team member.
  • Experience in using marketing skills to promote events.
  • Knowledge of occupational and labor market trends.
  • Commitment to continued professional development.

Application Procedure and Timeline:
Whittier has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC, in this search process. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity prior to applying or nominating, contact Dr. Almeda Jacks at ajacks@keelingassociates.com or (212) 229-4750. Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3-5 references with full contact information, none of whom will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. All application materials must be submitted electronically to recruiting@KeelingAssociates.com. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


RECRUITMENT MANAGER
(Whittier Law School Campus- Costa Mesa, CA)

The Office of Career Development at Whittier Law School seeks a bright, detail-oriented, and customer service driven candidate with excellent organization, communication and problem-solving skills for Recruitment Manager.  The Recruitment Manager will oversee and manage the Fall and Spring Recruiting Programs, serve as the key point of contact for employer communications, and direct internal office administration.  

Duties will include:

  • Problem Solving - Create systems to effectively and efficiently manage internal and external processes involving employer communications, law school recruiting, employment statics, invoicing, and office management.
  •  Research – Conduct secondary and primary research to understand the market and answer student, employer, and staff questions.
  • Event Planning – Schedule, plan, and promote the Career Development Office and employer events. 
  • Technology – Become adept with Symplicity and other office software to train students and enter data into Symplicity for reporting, record keeping and other reasons.Communication – Interface between students, alumni, and employers and ensure timely communication of employment opportunities and programs to all constituents.  Courteously and effectively resolve problems and complaints.  Author error-free correspondence and marketing materials.  Answer student and employer questions about the Career Development Office and its services, Whittier Law School, and Symplicity, our online recruiting software.
  • Data Collection & Reporting – Assist with collecting and reporting employment data to various entities.
  • Supervising – Coordinate and supervise work-study students in implementing programs and projects.
  • Administrative - Schedule interviews, information sessions, events and counseling sessions.  Complete purchase and reimbursement orders for internal approval.  Answer phone calls.  Update and maintain databases, spreadsheets and forms and ensure accurate job board entries.  Distribute correspondence and marketing materials. Manage program calendar for office. Prepare reports as needed. Assist office with other support at the direction of the Assistant Dean of Career Development. 

Requirements:  Bachelor's degree required, Juris Doctor, preferred; highly detail-oriented with excellent organization and follow-up skills; strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication acumen with customer-service orientation; analytical and problem-solving aptitude with ability to synthesize information independently and learn quickly;  skilled in multi-tasking, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment; self-directed with ability to work flexible hours during peak times with minimal supervision; and impeccable judgment in dealing with sensitive and confidential information.  Knowledge of the legal job market and law firms is strongly preferred. 

How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and your salary requirement to Assistant Dean of Career Development Office and Employer Outreach at rreliford@law.whittier.edu


SUPPORT SPECIALIST
(Whittier Law School Campus- Costa Mesa, CA)

Whittier Law School seeks qualified candidates to support the Law School’s administrative computing applications systems, and to provide user and technical support of the systems, including end-user consulting, process development, reporting and training.  The successful candidate will provide this support for various Law School departments. The position reports to the Director of Library and Information Services.

Position Description and Qualifications
The Applications Support Specialist maintains the administrative computing system in collaboration with the Law School and the Whittier College Information Technology staff.  The successful candidate will create user and access records as needed; determine end-user data processing requirements; and answer questions and resolve user problems related to report-writing.  Using his or her technical expertise, the Applications Support Specialist will develop, maintain, and modify applications programs used to support administrative offices.  He or she will provide telephone, remote and on-site support.  The successful candidate will maintain currency in new developments related to applications systems.  He or she will assist with and participate in implementation of administrative software.

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and must have at least 1-2 years’ experience with report-writing applications such as MS Access or Argos and experience with the Ellucian Banner platform, a student information system used by academic institutions.  Experience with Luminis, a web-based system is highly desirable;  familiarity with SQL,  a relational database such as Oracle, and Moodle, an open-source learning platform, is preferred.  Moodle training will be provided; and Luminis training, if necessary, may be provided for an otherwise qualified candidate.  He or she must possess exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.  The successful candidate must be highly motivated and solution-oriented and possess a high degree of integrity, ethics, attention to detail and time management, and dedication to the mission of Whittier Law School and Whittier College.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
All applications should include a resume, a letter of interest and at least three references. Please submit required documents or send inquiries to Hugh J. Treacy, Interim Director of Library and Information Services, Whittier Law School, 3333 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California 92626, htreacy@law.whittier.edu  (714-444-4141, ext. 494).

About Whittier Law School
Whittier Law School is located in Orange County, in the City of Costa Mesa, California.  The Law School was founded in 1966 as Beverly College School of Law.  In 1975, Beverly College School of Law joined Whittier College, a nationally recognized liberal arts college, forming Whittier College School of Law. The American Bar Association awarded accreditation in 1978, followed by admittance to the Association of American Law Schools in 1987.  In 1997, Whittier Law School moved to its 14-acre campus in Costa Mesa.

Whittier Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


VICE PRESIDENT & DEAN OF STUDENTS

Whittier College announces a national search for an experienced, energetic, collaborative, and visionary Vice President and Dean of Students. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity to shape the future of a strong Student Life program at a vibrant and diverse residential private liberal arts college with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and experiential learning, service, and leadership. The new VP/DOS will thrive in an environment of high expectations, where “students and professors alike reach across academic dividing lines to discover the interconnectedness of ideas.”

Reporting directly to the President, the VP/DOS is the chief student affairs officer at Whittier. This position provides leadership and direction in the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of learning-centered, co-curricular programs and services designed to foster the personal and intellectual development of all students.

The VP/DOS leads and inspires a Student Life team consisting of Campus Safety, Career and Professional Development, Cultural Center, Counseling Center, Student Health and Wellness Services, Disability Support Services, Leadership Experience and Programs (student activities), and Residential Life, in addition to the Dean of Students office itself.

Grounded in its Quaker origins and from its founding committed to educating students to respect people of all backgrounds, Whittier has a majority-minority student body and is officially designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). The VP/DOS, academic administrators, members of the faculty, and the entire campus community have collaborated to make Whittier College one of the most successfully diverse national private liberal arts colleges and a model for the nation.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and supervise a unified program of student services and activities that has as its goal the development and improvement of the quality of student life.
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure student satisfaction with the delivery of College services.
  •  Demonstrate and apply knowledge of generally accepted “best practices” in the various areas of Student Life and assess outcomes.
  • Provide counsel, advice, and advocacy to address student-related issues.
  • Develop and monitor approved annual operating budgets of all departments in Student Life and contribute to institution-wide planning and budgeting.
  • Represent student-related issues to the Board of Trustees.
  • Serve as a member of the President’s cabinet and collaborate to advance institutional priorities.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Development and Alumni Programs on outreach and communication with parents and assist with fundraising.

Requirements:
Candidates are required to have (1) an advanced degree (doctorate strongly preferred); (2) substantial and progressively more responsible and accountable senior level administrative, management, and leadership experience in higher education over a period of at least 10 years; (3) a minimum of five years of full-time experience supervising student life professional staff; and (4) an understanding of and appreciation for the values of a residential liberal arts College rooted in Quaker traditions including consensus and inclusion.

The successful candidate will be visionary but practical, experienced, innovative, adaptable, and a proven leader who has solid operational knowledge of and demonstrated, documented success in leading and managing the major elements included in the Whittier Student Life portfolio.

Application Procedure and Timeline:
Whittier has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC, in this search process. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity prior to applying or nominating, contact Dr. Almeda Jacks at ajacks@keelingassociates.com or (212) 229-4750. Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3-5 references with full contact information, none of whom will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. All application materials must be submitted electronically to recruiting@KeelingAssociates.com.
Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


POOL OF ELIGIBLE TEMPORARY STAFF (P.O.E.T.S.)

Temporary and On-Call assignments are periodically available in various departments of the College. Varying levels of experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in secretarial and clerical work desirable. Candidates must be available on short notice and be flexible regarding duties and scheduled work hours. Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity are welcomed to send resume and cover letter to whittierjobs@whittier.edu.

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